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9 reasons why your little one may be coughing

Published on May 27, 2022 09:13 PM IST
  • If you child is unable to get sound sleep at night and is constantly tired due to coughing or wheezing, it's time to see a doctor. Here are causes of coughing and wheezing explained by Dr Suresh Birajdar, Neonatologist & Paediatrician, Motherhood Hospital, Kharghar.
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Coughing and wheezing in babies should never be ignored especially when it is accompanied by tiredness and is interfering with sleep. There could be many causes behind persistent coughing in children from seasonal virus, croup, asthma, pneumonia to whooping cough. Dr Suresh Birajdar, Neonatologist & Paediatrician, Motherhood Hospital, Kharghar explains.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 27, 2022 09:13 PM IST

Coughing and wheezing in babies should never be ignored especially when it is accompanied by tiredness and is interfering with sleep. There could be many causes behind persistent coughing in children from seasonal virus, croup, asthma, pneumonia to whooping cough. Dr Suresh Birajdar, Neonatologist & Paediatrician, Motherhood Hospital, Kharghar explains.(Pexels)

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Cold and other viruses: Climate changes can invite cough and this can be distressing for children. They may end up coughing.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 27, 2022 09:13 PM IST

Cold and other viruses: Climate changes can invite cough and this can be distressing for children. They may end up coughing.(Pexels)

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Croup: It causes a barking, hoarse cough.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Croup: It causes a barking, hoarse cough.(Pexels)

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Bronchiolitis: If your child has this chest infection then there can be coughing and wheezing.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Bronchiolitis: If your child has this chest infection then there can be coughing and wheezing.(Pexels)

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Smoking: It is a no-brainer that smoking is harmful to health. So, if you tend to smoke around children then they may get cough and have wheezing.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Smoking: It is a no-brainer that smoking is harmful to health. So, if you tend to smoke around children then they may get cough and have wheezing.(Pexels)

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Hay fever: This is a common occurrence in children and can lead to coughing.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hay fever: This is a common occurrence in children and can lead to coughing.(Pexels)

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Allergy: Exposure to dust, moulds, allergens, and air pollution will cause coughing in children.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Allergy: Exposure to dust, moulds, allergens, and air pollution will cause coughing in children.(Unsplash)

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Asthma: If you child has asthma, it will be essential for you to take the child to the doctor. Not doing so can worsen the child’s health. The child may cough and there will also be wheezing.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Asthma: If you child has asthma, it will be essential for you to take the child to the doctor. Not doing so can worsen the child’s health. The child may cough and there will also be wheezing.(Unsplash)

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Whooping cough: It is a contagious infection leading to coughing and wheezing, which can be prevented by immunization.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Whooping cough: It is a contagious infection leading to coughing and wheezing, which can be prevented by immunization.(Unsplash)

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Pneumonia: This is a life-threatening infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. It causes coughing and is prevented by immunization.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Pneumonia: This is a life-threatening infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. It causes coughing and is prevented by immunization.(Unsplash)

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